We use cookies to ensure that you get the most out of our website, and to improve the service we offer. If you are under the age of 18, please make sure a parent or legal guardian reads this cookie policy and get them to explain anything you don’t understand.

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a text file containing small amounts of information which is downloaded to your device when you access a website or app. This file is then sent back to the website’s server each time your browser ‘requests’ a page. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser you are using in order to present the correct code. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your experience.

Our use of Cookies

The cookies used include ‘strictly necessary cookies’, ‘functional cookies’ and ‘targeting cookies’.

Strictly necessary cookies: needed to enable the services and features on our website to operate correctly.

Functional cookies: remember choices you make to improve your experience. They allow us to remember any choices you have made and personalize and enhance your experience.

Targeting cookies: collect information about your browsing habits in order to make our webite more relevant to you and your interests.

Below is a summary of the cookies we use on, including those set by add-ons.

CookieTypePurpose and Information
StyleStrictly necessary cookiesThe site stores a cookie to remember your preference so that your experience remains consistent throughout your visit, and when you visit again in future.
Google AnalyticsFunctional cookiesThis collects information about how visitors use the website, to be able to compile reports and make improvements to better meet our users' needs.
The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Google Analytics data and privacy information
Opt out add-on for Google Analytics
Google AnalyticsTargeting cookiesWe use Google Analytics Audience Demographics and Interest Reporting within Google Analytics to further our audience understanding so we can improve our content and user experience accordingly.

Opt out of Google’s interest advertising
Google MapsTargeting cookiesUsed by Google to store user preferences and information of Google maps
AddThisTargeting cookiesWe use AddThis, a popular social bookmarking toolbar, to allow you to share content via social media sites including Facebook and Twitter.
It uses cookies to find out how pages are shared so we can find out what our visitors like. It may also use that data to deliver tailored advertising on other websites you go on to visit.
When you share content via social media, these sites may set a cookie if you are also logged in to their service. We don't control third party cookies but we recommend you visit the relevant websites for more information.

AddThis privacy information and opt out option
Essential GridFunctional cookiesCookie feature will remember the state of the grid when a user returns to the page. This is useful for when users navigate away from the page, and then return a few minutes later.

Further information can be found here and here.